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Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia), “Connectivity in motion: dancing figures in Anatolia and Etruria”



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Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia), “Connectivity in motion: dancing figures in Anatolia and Etruria”

Abstract: Visual representations of ancient dance have normally focused on a single region, time period, or art form and have largely shied away from cultural comparisons. This is hardly surprising considering the massive quantity of evidence from ancient Greece alone - in particular black-figure vases – datable to the archaic period. The evidence from Athens, Corinth, and other pottery producing centres of the Greek mainland and islands has received sustained scholarly attention; however, the dancing figures of Anatolia and Etruria have been given far less consideration and have, if anything, been too often viewed in relation to outside (i.e. Greek) influence or inspiration. Although the nature and the quantity of evidence from these two areas differs greatly, on stylistically grounds alone, their dancers maintain both independent and shared features that are not readily apparent elsewhere. This paper explores the evidence of dance in the arts of Anatolia and Etruria - on pottery, walls and in other media - highlighting their unique characteristics, their shared qualities, and their archaeological contexts where known. As with dance imagery from elsewhere, the discussion will inevitably include the associated themes of komos and symposion, gesture and music, daily life and myth, funerals and religious ritual. As the geographical bookends of the study of ancient Greek dance through art, it can be demonstrated that both Anatolia and Etruria: play a significant role in our understanding of dance imagery in the 7th – 5th centuries BC; and are integral to our understanding of the spread of that imagery around the Mediterranean.

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